The journey of Coronado, 1540-1542, from the city of Mexico to the Grand Canon of the Colorado and the buffalo plains of Texas, Kansas and Nebraska, as told by himself and his followers Page: 78 of 288
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THE JOURNEY 3F CORONADO
The general sent Hernando de Alvarado
back to Cicuye to demand some gold brace-
lets which this Turk said they had taken
from him at the time they captured him.
Alvarado went, and was received as a friend
at the village, and when he demanded the
bracelets they said they knew nothing at all
about them, saying the Turk was deceiving
him and was lying. Captain Alvarado, see-
ing that there were no other means, got the
Captain Whiskers and the governor to come
to his tent, and when they had come he put
them in chains. The villagers prepared to
fight, and let fly their arrows, denouncing
Hernando de Alvarado, and saying that he
was a man who had no respect for peace and
friendship. Hernando de Alvarado started
back to Tiguex, where the general kept them
prisoners more than six months. This be-
gan the want of confidence in the word of
the Spaniards whenever there was talk of
peace from this time on, as will be seen by
what happened afterward.
Of how the army went from Cibola to Tiguex and
what happened to them on the way, on account of
WE have already said that when the gen-
eral started from Cibola, he left orders for
Don Tristan de Arellano to start twenty days
later. He did so as soon as he saw that the
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Winship, George Parker. The journey of Coronado, 1540-1542, from the city of Mexico to the Grand Canon of the Colorado and the buffalo plains of Texas, Kansas and Nebraska, as told by himself and his followers, book, 1922; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3161/m1/78/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .